Cheapo Bucket List
Whether we admit it or not, most of us have a list of things we would like to accomplish in our lifetimes. After the movie was released, we have called it a Bucket List. My bucket list is not nearly as grand as the movie’s epic list but at least my list is affordable and hopefully easily accomplished.
When we go to town we often shop at Walmart. Every time I enter the store I look to see if the electric powered shopping cart/ scooters are available or in use. If they are in use, I keep on the alert because I have seen little old ladies run amok in the store with wild abandon. They have full-faced grins while they are ramming and roaming around the store, so a shopping cart/scooter rampage is one of the things on my modest bucket list. I am still able bodied and I do not want to be causing mayhem and destruction if there is someone who is un-able-bodied who needs the cart/scooter…to cause mayhem and destruction. I will wait until I need the cart/scooter, but until then, I have lots of time to plan my attack.
My body is a temple…in ruins, but I have recently been thinking about getting a tattoo and that is another item on my budget bucket list. I have been considering a few pieces of art to be inked on my beautiful alabaster skin and while my current favorites are the Canadian flag or Mrs. B’s name over my heart, there are others to contemplate. I have little or no hair on my head and unless there is a major discovery of hair growth tonic, I shall remain hairless forever unless I get a tattoo of a beautiful head of hair, like Elvis’ or Fabio’s. I would add a little grey to the tattoo, so I would look my age and not look phoney. I have also been looking at my beer belly and thinking there must be a way of getting rid of it. Again this becomes a budget bucket list item. And again I can strike this item off my budget bucket list by visiting the tattoo parlour and having the artist enhance my belly by drawing a six-pack of abs on my gut. In fact, there is enough room on my abdomen to draw an eight-pack or two six-packs. There is enough room IN my belly for a few six-packs, so why not?
My budget bucket list will include the opportunity for self-improvement and personal growth. I have already begun that process by addressing one of my biggest fears… the dark! I never realized how uncomfortable the darkness made me feel until we moved to Liarton where the streetlights are few and far between. I have always had a modest collection of flashlights of all sorts, currently numbering about forty. Is that too many?
I have begun to address both my fear of darkness and an apparent obsession with flashlights by slowly giving my largest flashlights away and by doing more things in the dark. Not only is the size of my collection getting smaller but so is the size of my collection…get it? This budget bucket list item may take a while to accomplish but it is already saving me money in batteries and I am down to about twenty flashlights in the house… the others are in the garage, truck, car, treehouse, shed… etc.
My budget bucket list is never going to end or be completed because I am constantly saying to myself, “I wonder if…?” and then I try to act on the addition to my list.
Just the other day at hockey
I was watching the Zamboni guy and I said… hmmm. Someday I will be a